Cape Town - Aiden Markram, who led South Africa to the ICC
under-19 World Cup title last year, has been named to lead the SA Invitation XI
in the opening game of England’s tour of South Africa later this month.
The match, a three-day fixture, will take place at Senwes Park
in Potchefstroom from December 15 to 17. The match will not have first-class
status as both sides will be allowed to use their full squads.
“The squad consists mainly of SA Academy players plus a few
who have just started to make their mark at franchise level,” commented CSA
High Performance Manager, Vincent Barnes.
“It will be a wonderful opportunity for these players to
show what they can do against world-class opposition.”
SA Invitation XI: Aiden Markram (Northerns, captain), Gionne
Koopman (Border), Luthando Mnyanda (SWD), Zubayr Hamza (WP), Somila Seyibokwe
(Border), Heinrich Klaasen (Northerns, wickekeeper), Simon Khomari (Boland),
Andile Phehlukwayo (KZN), Johannes Diseko (North West), Thandolwethu Mnyaka
(Border), Junior Dala (Northerns), Ruben Claassen (Northerns).
Coach: Shukri Conrad
All 12 will play.